7-Zip – a file archiver with high compression ratio.


7-Zip is an open source file archiver software with high compression ratio. It works in Windows 7 / Vista / XP / 2008 / 2003 / 2000 / NT / ME / 98. Also there is a port of the command line version to Linux/Unix.

The main features of 7-Zip are –

  • High compression ratio in new 7z format with LZMA compression
  • Supported formats:
    • Packing / unpacking: 7z, ZIP, GZIP, BZIP2 and TAR
    • Unpacking only: ARJ, CAB, CHM, CPIO, DEB, DMG, HFS, ISO, LZH, LZMA, MSI, NSIS, RAR, RPM, UDF, WIM, XAR and Z.
  • For ZIP and GZIP formats, 7-Zip provides a compression ratio that is 2-10 % better than the ratio provided by PKZip and WinZip
  • Strong AES-256 encryption in 7z and ZIP formats
  • Self-extracting capability for 7z format
  • Integration with Windows Shell
  • Powerful File Manager
  • Powerful command line version
  • Plugin for FAR Manager
  • Localizations for 74 languages

You can download this software from here

Requirements : Any Windows OS
License : GNU LGPL

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